State ANILCA Coordination

Upcoming Documents for Review

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposed Non-Federal Oil and Gas Regulations
The FWS released a proposed rule, which revises existing national regulations governing non-federal oil and gas rights within national wildlife refuges. The comment deadline for the proposed rulemaking is February 9, 2016.

Further information can be found here.

Forest Service - Chugach Forest Plan Revision
The Chugach National Forest is beginning the first phase of a 3-year planning process to revise the 2002 forest plan under the 2012 National Forest System Planning Rule. The public review scoping document and further information is available at the project website.

The scoping comment deadline is February 17, 2016.

Forest Service - Tongass Forest Plan Revision
The Tongass National Forest Plan Amendment has been released for public review. The proposed plan and schedule for open houses and subsistence hearings can be found at the project website.

The comment deadline for the plan amendment is February 22, 2016.

BLM - Central Yukon Resource Management Plan and EIS
The BLM is developing a new resource management plan to guide future management of 16 million acres of public land in central and northern Alaska. Further information is available at the at the project website.

BLM - Bering Sea Western Interior (BSWI) Resource Management Plan and EIS
The BLM is developing a new resource management plan to guide future management of 62 million acres of public land, 10.6 million acres managed by BLM in western Alaska. Further information is available at the at the project website.

BLM - Eastern Interior Resource Management Plan and EIS
The BLM is developing a new resource management plan to guide future management of 6.7 million acres of public land in Eastern Interior Alaska, including the White Mountains National Recreational Areas, the Steese National Conservation Area, and the Fortymile Area. This plan will also cover BLM lands in the upper Black River and the greater Fairbanks area.

BLM is currently analyzing public comments received in 2013; when comment review is done, the Proposed RMP/Final EIS will be published. Further information is available at the project website.